Proposal Coordinator Salary

Proposal Coordinators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $51K annually. Total cash compensation to Proposal Coordinators approaches anywhere from $39K on the lower end to $72K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $3K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Proposal Coordinators. There are far more female Proposal Coordinators who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 83 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$38,949 - $71,441
$39K
$51K
$71K
MEDIAN: $50,875
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$18.25 - $29.90
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$38,949 - $71,441  
   
Bonus
$587 - $5,034  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,064  
Commission
$2,955  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,173 - $72,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 299
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$18.25 - $29.90  
   
Overtime
$27.36 - $57.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$587 - $5,034  
   
Commission
$2,955  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,064  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,173 - $72,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 78

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Job Description for Proposal Coordinator

The proposal coordinator's primary responsibility is to coordinate all of the necessary steps to deliver proposals to clients. The job comes with strict deadlines, as well as strict requirements to meet clients' quality standards and detailed requirements. Specific tasks performed by proposal coordinators include working on bids and conducting background research required for proposals, supporting various departments by performing related activities, and performing large amounts of writing and editing. As such, written and verbal communication skills are extremely important to this job, along with strong organizational skills, proficiency with basic computer programs, and strong analytical abilities.

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Proposal Coordinator Tasks

  • Coordinate and maintain team documentation efforts for responses to RFPs, RFIs, and other calls.
  • Analyze requirements and ensure that proposals meet requirements.
  • Edit and rewrite proposals, including creating templates and boilerplate text.
  • Draft proposals and communicate across teams to get input and meet deadlines.

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Popular Skills for Proposal Coordinator


Proposal Coordinators report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Desktop Publishing, Adobe InDesign, Graphic Design, and Proposal Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Microsoft Office also know Project Coordinating.

Pay by Experience Level for Proposal Coordinator

Pay by Experience for a Proposal Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Proposal Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 246 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Proposal Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 103 salaries. An experienced Proposal Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 65 salaries. A Proposal Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 15 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,701

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Proposal Coordinators, Arlington offers exceptional salaries, 23 percent above the national average. Proposal Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Reston (+14 percent), San Antonio (+13 percent), Houston (+12 percent), and San Francisco (+7 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in Austin. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Seattle and San Diego (14 percent less).

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Key Stats for Proposal Coordinator

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Proposal Coordinator Salaries

▲24%

▲17%

▲14%

National Average
$51,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Proposal Coordinator Salaries



Graphic Design
▲1%

Proposal Writing
▼0%

Project Coordinating
▼0%

National Average
$51,000


▼2%

Request For Proposal (RFP) Creation
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 8%
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